Seth on the Past and Power

Seth: Challenges set up in our past lives

Seth: Challenges set up in our past lives

Story by: Jane Roberts

“As you know yourselves; you only accept those suggestions, ideas, and 
hang-ups that suit your purposes at this time. You are not, 
therefore, at the mercy of any neurosis from a past life, nor are there any 
fears from your present lives you cannot conquer. I have not said that you 
will necessarily conquer them, but it is within your ability to do so.

The decision is your own according to your understanding. You cannot 
be hounded from one level of reality to another by a fear that you do 
not understand. You cannot be threatened in this life by fears from your 
early childhood, or by so-called past existences, unless you so 
thoroughly believe in the nature of fear that you allow yourselves to 
be conquered by it. Each of your personalities are free to accept and 
develop, from the miraculous banks of reality, those experiences and 
emotions that you want, and to reject those you do not want.

Let me give you an example that each of you can use in your own way. 
Suppose the worst, that in this life you have the following 
You are poor, you are of a minority race, you are not intellectual, 
you are a woman, you have a severe physical defect and you are no beauty. 
Now you set these challenges for yourself in a so-called past life. 
This does not mean that you cannot use all of your courage and resolution 
to solve these problems. You set them in the hope that you WILL solve 

You did not set them like millstones about your neck, hoping ahead of 
time that you would drown.

All you have to do is realize your own freedom. You form the reality 
that you know, not esoterically, not symbolically, and not 

Some great over soul doesn’t form it for you- you cannot put the 
burden there, either. You have in the past, collectively and individually, 
blamed a god or a fate for the nature of your personal realities- 
those aspects, indeed that you did not like.

The personality is given the greatest gift of all; you get exactly 
what you want to get. You create from nothing the experience that is your 
own. If you do not like your experience, then look within yourself 
and change it. But realize also that you are responsible for your joys 
and triumphs, and that the energy to create any of these realities comes 
from the inner self. What you do with it is up to the individual 

Seth, from ‘Seth Speaks’ (Jane Roberts)

And for Dessert

Seth quote:
“There must be an open-minded, and openhearted attitude here. You must 
not try to use what you have learned in a narrow, limiting way. This 
hampers your own development. It closes your eyes to many 
possibilities that will be important to you. It is natural, perhaps, 
to want to use what you have learned, this information, as a 
technique to achieve what you at any particular time think desirable, 
a particular person, a particular thing. But what is important is the 
inner development. If this is taken care of, it will automatically 
lead you to the person that is best for you and to the circumstances 
that will help you develop. To insist that a specific individual or a 
specific goal be attained through these methods is limiting. There 
must always be the acknowledgement that you do not consciously as yet 
realize the depths of yourself, the goals you have set and the 
challenges, and this material should be used to open up your inner 
horizons and to lead you in those directions toward which your inner 
self has already set you. If you then egotistically, say – No – this 
particular situation is what I want, then you may be blocking the 
inner direction which has been meant for you.”

Seth (Jane Roberts) from The Early Sessions, Book 8

Jane RobertsJane Roberts
Jane Roberts was an American author, poet, psychic, and spirit medium who, for the last 20 years of her life, channeled spiritual information from a personality who called himself “Seth”. Her publication of what came to be known as the Seth Material established Seth as the Father of the New Age Movement, and established Ms. Roberts as a pre-eminent figure in the world of paranormal phenomena. Jane Roberts died in 1984. Her work, and all of the documents pertaining to her psychic research have been archived and preserved at the Yale University Library.